Bob Crowley Biography

Birth Place:
Cork, IRELAND
Gender:
Male

Recent Productions: Don Carlos (MET, NY) Love Never Dies (Adelphi, London).

Bob Crowley has designed over twenty productions for the National Theatre, including most recently: The Habit of Art, The Power of Yes, Phèdre, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Gethsemane, and Fram (which he also co-directed with Tony Harrison), The History Boys (Broadway - Tony Award), His Girl Friday and Mourning Becomes Electra, plus more than twenty-five productions for the RSC, including: Les Liaisons Dangereuses and The Plantagenets, for which he won an Olivier Award. For the Donmar Warehouse - Into the Woods and Orpheus Descending.

Other credits include: Pavane and Anastasia (Royal Ballet), Don Carlos and La Traviata (ROH), The Magic Flute (ENO) The Cunning Little Vixen (Châtelet), The Coast of Utopia and Carousel (Lincoln Center Theater, New York - Tony Award for both), The Seagull (Public Theatre New York), Paul Simon's The Capeman, The Sweet Smell Of Success, Disney's Aida (Broadway - Tony Award for the latter) and Tarzan for Disney which he also directed (Broadway, Germany & The Netherlands), Mary Poppins (Prince Edward Theatre, UK Tour & Broadway - Tony Award) and The Year of Magical Thinking (Broadway & NT).

His film work includes: Othello, Tales of Hollywood starring Jeremy Irons and Alec Guinness, Suddenly Last Summer directed by Richard Eyre and starring Maggie Smith for the BBC, plus Costume Design for the film of The Crucible starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Winona Ryder. Future Credits include: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (ROH).

He is a recipient of the Royal Designer for Industry Award and in March was presented with the 2009 Robert L. B. Tobin Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatrical Design at the TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards in New York.